When in Lebanon, eat as one of the Lebanese! That's the philosophy YumSugar member FinnLover had in mind when she headed to the Middle East on a recent backpacking trip.
My husband and I spent the month of July backpacking in the Middle East. One of the four countries we visited during our trip was Lebanon. I was really looking forward to discovering the rich food culture there and I was not disappointed. Every single meal we had in Beirut was amazing. Fresh vegetables, grilled meats, nuts, fresh salty cheeses, olive oil, flat breads... Every meal was like a delicious, healthy feast. Eating Lebanese food in Lebanon was an incredible experience.
Taste a bit of everything she ate when you keep on reading.
Flat bread stuffed with meat.
Fattoush - my new favourite salad.
Another fattoush - I had to have one with every meal.
Kebab (koftas) - often served with grilled tomatoes, onions, parsley & flat bread.
Grilled Halloumi cheese, green pepper & tomato kebab.
Shawarma - the beef ones came with parsley, onions, pickled turnip and yogurt.
Shawarma - the chicken ones came with pickled peppers and yogurt.
Baba Ghanoush - eggplant dip, served Syrian style.
Deep-fried pastries stuffed with cheese or meat.
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